Nearly half of Americans opposed.3:12 PM, Nov 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows "nearly half" of Americans oppose President Obama's forthcoming executive action on immigration, and only a plurality of Latinos support the measure. The poll found 48 percent of Americans oppose the executive action, the details of which the president is expected to announce Thursday, while just 37 percent support it and 14 percent say they are unsure or have no opinion.
The poll found Democrats support the president's planned actions more so than Republicans and independents, but their support isn't near unanimous—just 63 percent of Democrats say they support it, while 11 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of independents agree. And just 43 percent of Latinos say they agree with the measure, with 37 percent opposed though, as NBC News notes, the sample size of 110 Latinos may be too small to render a precise reading on Latino popular opinion.
Read more about the survey here.
An August poll on immigration found a much higher percentage of Americans (71 percent) said they opposed the president "going it alone" on immigration.
'Fact'9:48 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Election Day has just begun, but MSNBC is already saying it's a "fact" that minority voters are being disenfranchised in Texas:
"This voter I.D. law, I can tell you for a fact, is going to disenfranchise voters--disproportionately minority voters," MSNBC reporter Zach Roth said live from Texas.
5:01 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Attorney General Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow for Election Day.
"As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice.
11:40 AM, Nov 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The New Hampshire Senate race could go either way, with Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Scott Brown. A pair of polls show both candidates with their own one-point lead, and the Real Clear Politics average of polls has Shaheen with less than a point advantage.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:35 PM, Oct 27, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the state of play, eight days out from the midterm elections.
Udall calls Gardner "Senator."9:34 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent.
10:54 AM, Oct 15, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of the Colorado Senate race from CNN has Republican challenger Cory Gardner leading sitting Democrat Mark Udall by 4 points. Gardner is earning 50 percent support from Colorado likely voters, his highest rating yet, with Udall earning 46 percent support.
3:29 PM, Oct 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new set of polls from High Point University and SurveyUSA have good news Republican candidates for Senate in Colorado, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. The polls of likely voters in all three swing states found Republicans in good positions against incumbent Democrats with just weeks to go before the election.
11:29 AM, Oct 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New Jersey senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, leads his Republican challenger Jeff Bell by just nine points in a new poll from the Stockton Polling Institute. The survey of likely voters found 48 percent supporting Booker and 39 percent supporting Bell. The results show the race tightening from the previous Stockton poll in September, which had Booker leading Bell by 13 points.
A key polling result may trip the legal marijuana breakout.4:45 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By DAVID W. MURRAY and JOHN P. WALTERS
A poll reported in the Washington Post on September 23 offers positive news for those troubled by the movement to legalize marijuana. It also does not augur well for those pushing more states to follow Colorado and Washington, where legalization is already underway.